Normally when you install a game, app, or whatever, the default install directory is something like C:\windows\programs\game, you want it installed to your external drive, so you must direct it to this drives assigned letter (eg H:\gamename).
Even if you have installed to the external drive, most installations put important files (and also add registry changes) on the main (c:\) os drive. So, if you plug your ex drive into a diff pc, the game prob wouldn't be able to run.
I suppose a way around this would be to install the game on each pc, directing the install to your ex drive, so the required files are on each pc.
Hi, do not worry about info given by citadel - just confusing the issue. Believe me games run just as well on external drives, as they do on internal drives. I have been playing some great games on my erternal drive - FSX DeLuxe, Rally Championship Extreme, Trainz 2004, to name a few - They all run at lightning speed.
Do you have a special gaming computer - could I play games on my normal laptop via the external hard drive and would I need any additional items. Also some free game I got requires a 3d card. Where would I put this - there is no card slot in my laptop?